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Celebrating 125 Years of Women at WVU.

What is Women’s and Gender Studies?

Women’s and Gender Studies examines the contributions, perspectives, experiences, roles, and status of individuals within an historical and multicultural framework. Challenging stereotypes, our students explore the ways gender, socioeconomic class, sexual identity, race, ethnicity and age shape experience. Students are encouraged to explore female behavior and the realities of women’s lives, and to examine how femininity and masculinity are socially and culturally molded rather than determined by biology alone.

Featured Course:

How are Women portrayed in Film?

Enroll in WGST 150 this upcoming semester and watch some movies while learning about depictions of gender in film.

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Affiliated Organizations


January 21
Women's March

March 1
Fireside Chat
Intersectional Pedagogy in the Red Zone
LGBTQ Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.

March 1
Africana Studies Annual Spring Lecture:
Birthing Liberation. Dr. Helen Dickens, Race, Rights and Health Activism

209 Armstrong, 7:30 p.m.

April 2
Fireside Chat
WGST Graduate Student Panel
Colson Hall, Room 130, 5:00 p.m.

Call for Applications 

Scholarships for 2018-19

Applications are now being accepted for the next academic year for undergraduate and graduate scholarships.  The deadline to apply is March 22, 2018.

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Graduate Assistant Positions 2018-19

Applications are now available for graduate assistant positions in the Center for Women's & Gender Studies for the next academic year. 

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